Magazine article The Human Life Review

About This Issue . .

Magazine article The Human Life Review

About This Issue . .

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. . . when I asked our proofreader what she thought after perusing the articles herein, she said the word "frustrated" came to mind, that "reading Bissonnette ("Abortion: Conscience, Crisis, and the Church," p. 12), and Roden ("Cellulose Persons & Other Straw Men," p. 47) and Linton ("A Fool's Errand: State 'Personhood' Proposals," p. 6 1 ) - those three especially - with their casting around for successful strategies, and their occasional almost snappishness, gave me a sense of the current frustration of pro-lifers about what to do next, how to move forward in the Obama era." John Burger, in "Do Pro-lifers Need to Get 'Organized'?" (p. 25), reports on one strategy for moving forward, while William Gouveia, Jr. - a new contributor we welcome in this issue - looks back at history to find another ("Contract and Covenant: Religion in the Abortion and Abolition Debates," p. 29). Meanwhile recent polls show a majority of people identifying themselves as prolife, and recent skirmishes in the House and Senate over abortion funding in healfhcare legislation suggest more Americans are rejecting the abortocratic culture Democrats are hell-bent on expanding (see William Murchison's 'The Ugly Mark of Roe," p. 5). While Obama may have seemed unstoppable at Notre Dame in May, after a summer of Tea Parties and the fall emergence of a powerful pro-life Democrat - Michigan representative Bart Stupak, whose success in banning abortion funding from the House health-care bill stunned just about everyone - his anti-life progress is no longer so certain. …

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